Commercial closure for other jacks announced
Published 6:08 am Monday, July 15, 2019
NOAA South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin FB19-035 and North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FF 24-2019 closed commercial harvest of the Other Jacks Complex which includes almaco jack, banded rudderfish and lesser amberjack, effective July 16, 2019.
The 2019 commercial catch limit is 189,422 pounds whole weight. Commercial landings were projected to reach the commercial catch limit by July 16.
The closure was required to prevent exceeding the catch limit.
The Other Jacks Complex will re-open to commercial harvest Jan. 1, 2020.